As we have mentioned before in our earlier post about the Top Upcoming MMO games for 2012, The Secret World has gathered a lot of buzz online about its release. MMO fans are super excited about it and, according to Funcom’s recent press release, over half a million people have registered to participate in the ongoing beta testing.
In this faction vs faction MMOs, players will have to choose between three secret societies: the Illuminati, the Dragon, and the Templars. Those who are unsure of which faction to join can take a personality test to help them choose the best fit for their playing style.
“We are thrilled to see the amount of interest The Secret World is generating among gamers and the press, and exceeding half a million beta registrations six months before release is definitely something we are proud of,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “The gamer interest in The Secret World and the community size for the game is even greater than we experienced with Age of Conan at the same stage of development. We expect the community size to keep on expanding at an ever faster pace in the coming months as we approach Open Beta and launch.”
The Secret World MMO is set in a modern-day, real-world setting, unusual in the genre which is known for its high fantasy worlds. In this game, the 3 secret societies pull the strings of kings and presidents. Unlike other MMORPGs which confine the player’s role with classes and levels, The Secret World uses a freeform progression system.
Those looking to join the beta test can sign up via the Secret World official website.